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123 Easy How to Add Audio Files and Create Playlists in WordPress

Have you eve wish to add audio files to you WordPress site? WordPress have this option for you to add audio files to your posts by default.Many beginners blogger are not aware of it. It’s a great day to day! I will share with you a 123 Easy How to Add Audio Files and Create Playlists in WordPress.

Add Audio Files
Supported Audio File Formats in WordPress

HTML5 audio tag is used to embed audio files in WordPress. HTML5 audio tag is compatible with most modern devices and works particularly well for mobile devices. HTML5 audio tag supports MP3, OGG, and WAV file formats.We recommend you to use MP3 whenever possible,because it work well and widely supported format for audio files.

How to Add a Single Audio File in WordPress

Adding a single audio file or music track to any WordPress post or page is very 123 easy. Just simply click on the “add media” as you see in figure below.

add media files

When a media uploader popup you need to click on the upload file button to select then upload your audio file. Once the audio is uploaded, then you need to click on “insert into post”. WordPress will add your audio file into your current post. If you are on the visual post editor, then you will be able to see the file embedded in your post with an HTML5 audio player. If you are on the text editor, then you will see the audio shortcode as HTML source.
Single file embedded in to WordPress Visual Editor

If everything is Ok to publish then click on “Publish” or you can also continue editing your post and once your post is published, and visit you post to see your audio file embedded like this.

You can also do easier way to add a single audio file by uploading the file to the media library. After that just simply copy the file URL and paste it in the visual editor.Then WordPress will automatically embed the URL for you. It just like how you embed videos in WordPress by copy paste the URL of a YouTube video and WordPress automatically embeds.

Adding Audio Playlist in WordPress in easy way

It’s just like the way you add image galleries in WordPress.To add an audio playlists to your WordPress posts is simply click on the add media button to upload your audio files.

Create a playlist meant you want to create a collection of an audio. So upload your audio files to media library first, then you need to select the files you want to include in the playlist and then click on create new playlist in the left hand column.

Adding Audio Playlist in WordPress

Result Add Audio Files

adding audio playlists

In Edit audio playlist you can now drag and drop to rearrange songs in the playlist. In this section you can also enable the display of track name, artist name, and image. It embedded with your MP3 file’s IDT meta tags and displayed automatically by WordPress.

IDT meta tags

Then simply click on the insert audio playlist button. Then your playlist will be added to your post, and you will be able to see it in visual editor.Then you can preview how the playlist look like.

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